It is Sea Turtle Season!

The sea turtle nesting season starts Today, May 1st! The Sea Turtle Patrol operate under a permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This means they are the only ones permitted to mark nests, move nests, record and transmit data, and handle/supervise all sea turtle activities. The Turtle Trackers are a sister organization who educate island guests and often serve as “hosts” on the beach to visitors looking for more information. As you visit or live on Hilton Head Island, please be aware of all signage regarding sea turtles and wildlife in general. There is a strict …

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1st Open Deck Day!

We are proud to introduce the first Open Deck Day for Shipyard Owners tomorrow, April 7th! Open Deck is an additional day during the warm months where the Beach Club will be open to all owners from 12pm-9pm. Feel free to bring food, beverages, or games with you to enjoy!

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Weather Watch!

Good afternoon, The following information was sent from the Town of Hilton Head regarding weather heading our way. Severe weather watch for Today and Tomorrow in Southeast South Carolina and Georgia. There is a chance of damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall. More information here!

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Sea Turtles

The sea turtle nesting season starts on May 1st! The island is preparing and working hard in preparations. The Sea Turtle Patrol operate under a permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This means they are the only ones permitted to mark nests, move nests, record and transmit data, and handle/supervise all sea turtle activities. The Turtle Trackers are a sister organization who educate island guests and often serve as “hosts” on the beach to visitors looking for more information. As you visit or live on Hilton Head Island, please be aware of all signage regarding sea …

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HH Turtle Trackers

  Have you heard about Turtle Trackers? Did you know there are over 350 turtle trackers on Hilton Head, many of whom are right here in Shipyard? In fact, the Shipyard chapter is in its fifth year this season. Sea Turtle nesting season begins in May. The Turtle Trackers are a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is “to assist with the preservation efforts for endangered sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island, and to educate the public for the protection of our sea turtle hatchlings heading to the ocean.” There are currently 6 chapters island-wide: Sea Pines (the founding chapter), …

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Shipyard Owner Decals

REMINDER!!! This is a friendly reminder to stop by the Welcome Center to get your Owner’s decal and beach hang tag. The current blue decal (2021) will expire on January 31, 2022. Please bring the following with you: Vehicle Registration for EACH vehicle Owners receive 2 complementary decals, each decal after is $25.00 each Courtesy decals (for family members) are $25.00 each and require vehicle registration Photo ID Application (provided at the Welcome Center) We need the application filled out completely. **No exceptions** If you have any questions please contact us at (843) 785-3310 ext. 1000.

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Caution: Winter Weather Advisory

Please see the below updated from the NWS Charleston on possible wintry precipitation Thursday, 1/20/22, night through Friday night. Seven Day Outlook Summary   Wednesday, 1/19, Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light south wind. Thursday, 1/20, A 30 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 41. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of …

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Shipyard Owner Decals

REMINDER!!! This is a friendly reminder to stop by the Welcome Center to get your Owner’s decal and beach hang tag. The current blue decal (2021) will expire on January 31, 2022. Please bring the following with you: Vehicle Registration for EACH vehicle Owners receive 2 complementary decals, each decal after is $25.00 each Courtesy decals (for family members) are $25.00 each and require vehicle registration Photo ID Application (provided at the Welcome Center) We need the application filled out completely. **No exceptions** If you have any questions please contact us at (843) 785-3310 ext. 1000.

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Update from Deputy Town Manager 10/30/2020

An Update from Deputy Town Manager Josh Gruber 10/30/2020 View a Video Update at https://www.youtube.com/watchv=gmd2eavN668&feature=emb_logo October 31 Marks Official End of Sea Turtle Nesting Season October 31 marks the official end of sea turtle nesting season. This year, the Hilton Head Sea Turtle Patrol reported nearly 46% fewer nests on Hilton Head Island beaches. They documented 291 nests for 2020 compared to 463 nests in 2019. They noted a 76% success rate with nest hatches. Unfortunately, 38 nests became misoriented due to violations with beachfront lighting. Beachfront lighting is an issue we are continuing to work on. Our Town Council’s …

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